Fact checked: COVID-19 vaccine is unapproved gene therapy

The Pfizer/BioNTech mRNA Covid-19 vaccine is an authorized (NOT approved) gene therapy. According to BioNTech Form 20-F, filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, “mRNA is considered a gene therapy product by the FDA.”

The filing further explains how mRNA vaccines (products) are classified in the US and EU. “Although we expect to submit BLAs for our mRNA-based product candidates in the United States, and in the European Union, mRNA therapies have been classified as gene therapy medicinal products.”

BioNTech, the producer, calls its own mRNA vaccine: gene therapy.

However, if concerned Americans refer to the vaccine as “gene therapy” or report side effects after receiving the mRNA vaccination, they are charged with spreading misinformation and will likely be placed in Facebook or Twitter gulags.

Duplicitous “fact checkers” are employing a variety of ongoing smear campaigns to convolute and halt information, continuing the current vaccine narrative. Any voiced mRNA vaccine questions or concerns are immediately labeled as opposition, antivax, or worse: crazy conspiracy theories. Below is an example of blatant propaganda, which negates FDA classifications, projecting a reassuring picture of vaccine bliss for the public’s consumption.

What if readers have already received the COVID-19 gene therapy and reported any side effects to VAERS?

Fact checkers, once again, say that’s false.

Need another reassurance? Fact checkers want you to know: this is an FDA-approved vaccine.

The covid-19 vaccine is not FDA approved. Instead, it has been authorized for emergency use. Those two labels are not the same.

Gene therapy from the FDA is described below:

“In order to insert new genes directly into cells, scientists use a vehicle called a ‘vector’ which is genetically engineered to deliver the gene.”

“Viruses, for example, have a natural ability to deliver genetic material into cells, and therefore, can be used as vectors. Before a virus is used to carry therapeutic genes into human cells, however, it is modified to remove its ability to cause an infectious disease.”

Some vaccines, namely Johnson & Johnson’s, are vector virus vaccines, meaning they use a bioengineered but “dead” virus to deliver a a protein to cells in order to illicit an immune response.

While both mRNA and vector virus vaccines use a bioengineered virus to deliver materials to cells within the body, only the mRNA vaccine delivers “new genes” to the body.

Hopefully, the gene editing taking place in millions of Americans’ bodies tonight is productive and worthwhile. Who really knows? Take the shot; it’s for your safety.